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Uganda ready for return of tourists

Museveni Appeals To Tourists To Return After COVID-19 Disaster Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has made an appeal to the international community to embrace Uganda as a tourist destination again, after two years of low business. Launching a new Destination Uganda campaign, Museveni said that …

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Multi-billion Isimba and Karuma Hydropower Dams: How Chinese loan ‘spillovers’ are creating new growth opportunities

Ugandan government has in the past years faced harsh criticism over regular borrowings from China Import Export Bank to facilitate development of infrastructure projects including hydropower dams, roads and possibly soon the planned Standard Gauge Railway. But the Chinese loans have also had a fair share of positive aspects to …

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Ministry of Tourism conserves for generations

  NRM MANIFESTO WEEK |  Tourism is making a significant contribution to Uganda’s Vision 2040 of transforming Uganda into a middle-income country. It has become a transformative force propelling and fueling economic growth of the country. Tourism has become an invaluable unifying force, bringing together people of different nationalities, religions, regions …

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Big gains at 2021 Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo

Kampala, Uganda | Julius Businge | The 6th 2021 Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo (POATE) can easily be described as a success going by the numbers shared on Apr.29 when it ended. The organisers, Uganda Tourism Board (UTB), said a total of 424 exhibitors were recorded, representing a 182% increase from …

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Lack of qualified personnel limiting tourism growth

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lack of qualified personnel is hindering the growth of the tourism sector in the country despite the fact that Uganda is renowned for hosting a hospitable population. Players in the tourism and hospitality industry say this is one of the reasons Uganda’s uniqueness has remained unknown …

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The 2020 Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo

Tourism agency anticipates Shs12bn as earnings from the virtual event after a few years Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Suppliers of tourism related services and products will close and sign business deals worth Shs12.2billion during the 6th edition of the 2021 Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo, according to Uganda …

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Cheptegei unveiled as Uganda’s new tourism ambassador

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) has today unveiled star athlete Joshua Cheptegei as one of Uganda’s tourism ambassadors. Lilly Ajarova, UTB’s executive officer confirmed the development during a function held today at the Uganda Golf club in Kampala. Last year, Cheptegei broke a 16-year-old world record …

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How hotels are surviving amidst COVID-19

Facilities have lost more than $320m since March 2020 due to the effects of pandemic Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Hotels in Uganda are operating in red since they resumed operations, but operators are optimistic that business will return to normalcy soon. The COVID-19 outbreak in the country in …

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